Once again I thank all those who read my ramblings - especially those of you who post comments.
So what for me were the notable wargames events of 2015?
Funny Little Wars
54mm figures continue to multiply in my wargames room and in 2015 games played with FLW and it's variants have spanned the years 1700-ish to 1900-ish.
|An artillery redoubt prepared to repel boarders|
|French columns advance on a smoke-shrouded La Haye Sainte|
This has now reached the point where I need to smarten up the maps and send the draft to my publisher. We've played it quite a few time, including a 6-player game at Knuston in June which saw two WARPACT Motor Rifle Regiments attacking NATO positions. This rates as one of my best days of wargaming ever!
|A completely accurate 1/72 Antonov prepares to disgorge it's load of paras near a NATO airbase|
|Ancient Britains? Deetail Germans with a Solido Panther in support.|
This continues to be played regularly in both it's ancient and Napoleonic versions. Indeed I have spent the past few days rebasing more of the late Bob Plumb's 25mm figures for use in such games.
|Some of JR's Camelphracts' in action at Mische, 244AD|
Aside from the games mentioned above, I of course, attended COW and again ran a plenary game. I also spent time running WD's game at Triples. May saw my first appearance at the Plastic Warrior show in SW London and I also made it to the Birmingham Toy Soldier Show.
As well as carrying out some 'history tourism' during visits to Paris and Lanzarote, I spent a day touring the battlefield at Waterloo. Excellent preparation for the game mentioned above!
|Name that farm!|